Still basking in the glow of a favorable debate performance, which arguably benefited her more than any other candidate, Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has been making the talk show rounds. On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” she called upon Congress to pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act. The bill would immunize companies like Google from lawsuits resulting from consumer information shared with government. The effect would be a massive institutional rollback of personal privacy. From the Washington Examiner:
“There is a level of collaboration that’s required between the private sector and the public sector to detect and repel attacks,” Fiorina said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “That requires an act of Congress. There is a bill that’s been languishing, frankly, in Congress for several years now. We need to get that bill passed so that level of collaboration is possible.”
Outside of passing the cyberbill, Fiorina said, “It’s important to recognize that these cyberattacks that have been going on against the federal government systems, none of those are a surprise … We’ve known for over a decade the Chinese were coming after our most important systems.
It’s unclear how denying Americans the right to privacy will thwart Chinese cyber attacks. But that’s Carly’s story, and she’s sticking to it.